The American Dambuster

Mark Postlethwaite

 

 

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The American Dambuster Mark Postlethwaite

American Joe McCarthy attacks the Sorpe Dam as part of the 'Dambusters' Raid 16/17th May 1943.

In 1943 Guy Gibson was selected to command the newly formed 617 Squadron who were tasked to destroy dams in the Ruhr area. To accomplish this they were provided with the bouncing bomb designed and developed by Barnes Wallis. The bombs had to be dropped from 60 feet from a predefined distance to skip across the water into the dam face and then roll down it to explode at predefined depth. To stand any chance of success Operation Chastise had to be flown at night.

Having recently been involved with the project to recover the remains of Dambuster Avro Lancaster ED825, The artist, Mark Postlethwaite took the opportunity to work with George 'Johnny' Johnson DFM to produce a painting of his Dambuster attack on the Sorpe in this aircraft. The result is titled 'The American Dambuster' in tribute to Johnny's pilot and lifelong friend Joe McCarthy.

The print is now available signed by 'Johnny' and in addition we have a special 20 Artist's Proofs also signed by Mary Stopes-Roe, daughter of Barnes Wallis who helped him with the 'skipping stones' experiments so immortalised in the classic Dambusters film.

 

PRINT DETAILS

The Limited Edition (Artist signed only) 50 Signed and Numbered Prints. Print numbers 201 - 250 signed by the artist Mark Postlethwaite.

The Limited Edition. 200 Signed and Numbered Prints.Print numbers 1 - 200 signed by the artist Mark Postlethwaite and Joe McCarthy's bomb aimer Squadron Leader George 'Johnny' Johnson DFM

The Artist Proofs. 20 Signed and Numbered Prints. Signed by the artist Mark Postlethwaite and individually signed by Joe McCarthy's bomb aimer Squadron Leader George 'Johnny' Johnson DFM and Mary Stopes-Roe (Barnes Wallis's daughter)

The Remarque Edition. 10 Signed and Numbered Prints. Signed by the artist Mark Postlethwaite and individually signed by Joe McCarthy's bomb aimer Squadron Leader George 'Johnny' Johnson DFM

 
The artist, Mark Postlethwaite with Squadron Leader George 'Johnny' Johnson DFM
The artist, Mark Postlethwaite with Squadron Leader George 'Johnny' Johnson DFM

 

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 28" x 17" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

 
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PRINT PRICES

Signed and Numbered Print (Artist signed only)
UK £50.00 Edition Size - 50

Signed and Numbered Print (Joe McCarthy's bomb aimer Squadron Leader George 'Johnny' Johnson DFM)
UK £75.00 Edition Size - 200

Artist Proof Edition
UK £110.00 Edition Size - 20

Remarque Edition
UK £200.00 Edition Size - 10

 

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Helpful information regarding our Limited Edition Prints

Limited edition print:

An edition of identical prints, numbered sequentially and individually signed by the artist, having a stated limit to the quantity in the edition. Following publication the printing plates are destroyed. Almost all the aviation art and aircraft prints featured on this website are authenticated with the original signatures of distinguished military personnel.

Artists Proof:

An old tradition of reserving a quantity of prints for the artist's use, usually equal to about 10 % of the edition. In the early days of printing, these prints were the only remuneration the poor artist received. Proofs are signed by the artist and numbered showing the quantity of Artist's Proofs issued in the edition. Because of their highly restricted number, Artist's Proofs are sold at a higher value than the regular prints in the edition.

Publishers Proof:

A quantity of prints, not always announced or issued at the time of publication, usually equal to no more than 10% of the edition. These are reserved for the publisher's use, mostly for donation to Museums, Service establishments, Service Associations, and the like. Quantities of Publishers Proofs, sometimes issued with a supplementary print, may be made available to collectors either at the time of publication, or at a later date, depending upon availability.

Remarqued print:

A print issued with an original pencil drawing by the artist in the margin, each numbered out of the quantity of individually remarqued prints in the edition. The quantity of remarqued prints in any one edition generally is between 25 and 50. Each remarque drawing made by the artist is slightly different, thus making each print totally unique. Remarqued prints may be available at the time of publication, or announced at a later date, depending upon the artist's work load at the time .Please be aware that Remarque prints can take up to six weeks for delivery. An artist remarqued print is the ultimate collector item in terms of reproduced work.

Companion print:

An additional print, usually issued with smaller dimensions, published to compliment a limited edition, and usually issued at the same time.

Matted (or mounted) print:

A print fitted into an acid-free or conservation matt (or mount), ready for framing.

Original drawing:

An original work individually drawn by the artist, completed in pencil, ink, or other medium, and personally signed by the artist. Being an original work each drawing is unique and different.

Certificate of Authenticity:

A certificate issued by the publisher stating the total quantity of prints issued in the edition, confirming authenticity of the signatures, and in the case of a limited edition, inscribed with the matching unique number inscribed on the individual print. Collectors are advised to keep certificates safely as a future means of provenance. All our aviation art and aircraft prints are issued with a certificate of authenticity.

 

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